When Shelly Sterling was approached by Steve Ballmer about buying the Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.
Thousands of Los Angeles Clippers fans Monday got their chance to meet new team owner Steve Ballmer with a fan festival at Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers are officially under new ownership.
A petition filed by Donald Sterling’s attorneys seeking writ relief was denied late Friday evening by an appellate court.
As the Los Angeles Clippers ownership trial continued, a witness testified on Monday that owner Donald Sterling’s actions may cost his family hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Donald is stalling, stalling, stalling,” said Shelly’s attorney Pierce O’Donnell Friday.
“His biggest concern was to stop the sale of the team by the league,” she testified.
A federal judge Monday rejected an attempt by lawyers for Donald Sterling to have the legal battle over his wife’s authority to sell the Clippers moved to U.S. District Court.
It looks like the NBA did not like how Donald Sterling hired private investigators to dig up dirt on the current NBA Owners, Commissioner Adam Silver and former commissioner David Stern.
An attorney for Donald Sterling says the Los Angeles Clippers owner has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling would remain close to the organization under terms of the pending sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, according to two individuals close to the negotiations.
According to the LA Times, Donald Sterling has yet to sign off the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer because he hopes the NBA will withdraw the $2.5 million dollar fine and the ban from league activities.
While the NBA Board of Governors is set to vote on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday, the potential for Donald Sterling to legally challenge the sale raises more questions.
For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant’s biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he’s agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.
If Donald Sterling will indeed be swept under the rug of memory, his Jim Crow ideology and Bull Connor comments along with him, then … what have we learned from Donald Sterling?